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Max The Magnificent
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re: Zynq-7000 EPP sets stage for new era of innovations
Max The Magnificent   12/13/2011 2:12:14 PM
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I know -- I know -- if I had my choice the only announcements would be along the lines of "new chip is in production"... But in the real world since it takes so long to develop a new chip of this caliber (how many 28 nm chips of this size are you aware of?) I can understand them wanting to talk about it and keep the interest / excitement rolling... ...also you can start designing with these things in advance of the production silicon... ...re Actel/Microsemi already having an ARM core ... well, yes, but it's a Cortex-M3 microcontroller, which is a bit different to a dual-core Cortex-A9...

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jg_   12/13/2011 1:00:45 AM
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First announced April 2010, Alpha silicon now (Dec 8th) and production 2H2012, so that's 30 months of pipeline.. Of course, MicroSemi(Actel) already have Logic+ARM offerings, as do Cypress (with CPLD scale Logic) These suppliers include Code FLASH, and sub 100MHz speeds, so are below Xilinx, but are single chip. Cypress prices seem high, with Microsemi giving more pins, MHz, and much more logic for the same Flash.Ram point, and only a ~10% price delta. Those ~ $20 prices are still also well above the Generic Micro + Mid-range CPLD prices.

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DrFPGA   6/27/2011 11:59:44 PM
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I hope Xilinx is ready for a decade long battle in the processor space. This isn't FPGA land any more...

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mkr0   6/27/2011 11:43:42 AM
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Yeah, me too... It's a shame the FPGA vendors announce new shiny ICs years before the engineers can actually get their hands on them. If the 'who's first' game continues like that, the announcements will precede the actual products by five or more years :)

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Max The Magnificent   6/17/2011 8:37:32 PM
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I cannot wait to see one of these "beasts" in the flesh...

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